Meliora's All-Purpose Home Cleaner is your one-stop solution for cleaning the hard surfaces in your home. Floors, walls, countertops- even the greasy fingerprint smudges on the fridge. Just drop a tablet into a clean spray bottle and add water to make 16 ounces of dirt-busting cleaning solution that's free of dye, preservatives, and synthetic fragrances.
Ingredients: Vegetable Soap [Potassium Cocoate, Sodium Cocoate, Glycerin, Water, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil]
Made by: Meliora Cleaning Products
Made in: Chicago, IL, USA
Specifications: 3 refill tabs (enough to make 48 oz of All Purpose Spray). Each item is Vegan, Cruelty-Free, and MADE SAFE Certified. 1% of every sale goes towards environmental causes.
✓ 100% Plastic-Free
✓ Palm-Oil Free
✓ Synthetic Fragrance-Free
Use: To clean any hard surface in your home including wood, stone, metal and glass.
*Always test any stained/finished surface in an inconspicuous spot
Directions: Drop 1 tablet into empty bottle. Fill bottle with 16 oz. of warm water. Close bottle and shake gently; wait for tablet to dissolve. Spray onto any hard surface and wipe until clean and dry.
Potassium Cocoate and Sodium Cocoate: These are the chemical names of saponified (that is, 'made into soap') coconut oil. It's the chemical that grabs onto both dirt and water to do the cleaning.
Glycerin: This substance is chemically a type of alcohol and is naturally created when the oil is converted into soap. Glycerin is known for skin-softening abilities and is an effective solvent, meaning it can dissolve substances such as stains and dirts.
All glycerin in our products is a natural byproduct of the soap making process. We do not add additional glycerin. As a result, the glycerin is vegan, cruelty-free, and 100% organic coconut oil-derived.
Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil: There is a small amount of coconut oil left in the soap after conversion to potassium cocoate and sodium cocoate. This is because we use potassium hydroxide and sodium hydroxide, both of which are commonly called lye, in the conversion process. Leaving a little excess oil ensures there is no remaining lye in the finished product. Some soapmakers refer to this as "superfatting." The more oil left in the final soap results in a softer, more moisturizing bar. Our cleaning soap recipe has only a small amount of excess oil, which results in a "get the job done" cleaning product instead of a lathery and luxurious finish.
Water: Water is used in the soapmaking process to dissolve lye and ensure the lye can reach all of the oil to fully and safely react. After saponification, the water evaporates from the soap. This takes a few days to several weeks.
The resulting solid soap has very little water, typically less than 5%. This solid form is more shelf stable than a liquid soap, able to last years without a preservative that liquid soaps require (liquid soap is about 60% water).